Conclusion: As an iPod dock, the Wake-Up Light works as designed. Simply plug in your iPhone or iPod using one of the adapters, and you are good to go. The Philips Wake-Up Light does not come with a remote control, so you will need to manually change the songs, and other settings using your iPod, and the volume using the Philips Wake-Up Light. The internal speaker sounds good, and only distorts at high volumes. Bass is adequate for an alarm clock but as always, could be better.
Pros: Quality alarm sounds, Display looks nice and modern, Works great with your Apple iPod/iPhone, Light feature is a welcome change from the norm
Cons: Build quality could be a tad better, Controversial design, Limited to one color – white, Lacks a remote control
Summary: A re you ready to try a new way to wake up? Let us know by posting a comment below. Tired of greeting each day in a state of alarm-induced panic? Then the Philips Wake-up Light (model HF3490) could transform your whole relationship with waking up. Instead of blaring harsh sounds to jolt sleepers to consciousness, the device mimics the natural effect of waking up with the sunrise by slowing brightening over a 30 minute period.